A gameshow filmed in Ireland will be part of a new unscripted original series line-up on streaming giant, Netflix.
The announcement was made at the Edinburgh TV Festival by Brandon Riegg, vice president of unscripted originals and acquisitions for Netflix.
Flinch is labelled as a new “all-action comedy game-show with one simple rule: Do not flinch”.
The show is set on a remote farm where “brave and foolish” contestants gather to test their nerve against three fiendish games.
If they flinch, there are painful consequences both for them and for the hosts, who have each chosen a player to represent them in the games.
The series is hosted by comedians Desiree Burch, Lloyd Griffith, and Seann Walsh. The series is produced by Stellify Media (Celebs in Solitary, Beauty Queen, and Single).
Also announced as part of the new line up is The Final Table, a global culinary competition show featuring the world’s most renowned chefs fighting for a spot at the elite final table made up of the greatest chefs from around the world.
Death by Magic sees British magician Drummond Money-Coutts, or DMC for short, on a mission to uncover the stories of magicians who died performing the most dangerous stunts ever attempted.
The Netflix announcement comes on the back of a major week of announcements for TV shows involving Irish talent. Blindboy Boatclub of Rubberbandits fame has been commissioned by BBC Three to create a satirical show on the housing crisis in the UK.
The BBC has also signed up Lenny Abrahamson to adapt Sally Rooney’s upcoming book, Normal People, while Mark O’Rowe will start production in September on Temple, a new show for Sky adapted from Norwegian thriller series Valkyrien.
Finally, Nicole Kidman’s production company, Blossom Films, is working on a series adapted from Cecelia Ahern’s upcoming collection of short stories, Roar.